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Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Rhode Island School Districts by City
Number Of Students 141,959
Number Of Rhode Island Schools 317
Number Of Rhode Island School Districts 60
Spending Per Student $16,877

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
4th Grade 41.2362138945922
8th Grade 37.6085112057325
10th Grade 31.6793592398326

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
4th Grade 38.8793109866966
8th Grade 28.0412741311496
10th Grade 17.8926129211863

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 63.0% 52.0%
Black 8.4% 16.2%
Hispanic 24.6% 25.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 3.3% 5.1%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.7% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 46.2% 50.9%
English Language Learners 7.1% 9.1%
Students With Disabilities 16.4% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 15.05
AVG FOR NATION 16.15

Rhode Island Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 1,056,298 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 1,022 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.2% 6.3%
5-19 Years Old 18.6% 19.8%
20-44 Years Old 32.8% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 28.0% 26.3%
65 Or Older 15.4% 14.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 410,602 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 11.4% 11.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 86.2% 86.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 31.9% 29.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 11.1% 10.5%
$100,000 - $149,000 14.5% 13.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.9% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 16.8% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 16.8% 18.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 14.4% 15.5%
$15,000 or less 13.4% 12.4%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $8,728 $1,239,014,967 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,653 $234,647,621 9.8%
Staff $610 $86,583,114 3.6%
General Administration $206 $29,273,324 1.2%
School Administration $734 $104,165,968 4.3%
Operation $1,237 $175,649,047 7.3%
Transportation $747 $106,096,628 4.4%
Other $627 $89,038,967 3.7%
Total Support $5,814 $825,395,519 34.5%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,335 $331,482,783 13.8%
Total Expenditures $16,877 $2,395,905,670 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,487 $324,898,990,964 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $587 $29,383,130,681 4.7%
Staff $483 $24,167,878,083 3.8%
General Administration $205 $10,285,419,511 1.6%
School Administration $601 $30,113,641,000 4.8%
Operation $1,035 $51,821,442,969 8.2%
Transportation $475 $23,793,258,876 3.8%
Other $376 $18,849,723,887 3.0%
Total Support $3,762 $188,414,761,533 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,296 $114,973,102,384 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,545 $628,286,465,973 100.0%